We went in a round for school today. I hopped from Hannah to Grace to Bethany as needed. I loaded up Grace’s spelling words on this site so she could play some games with them. It’s a free site, you can put your own words in and then play games, do vocabulary exercises with the words, etc. Hannah wanted to play too, but I think she works better by writing her words down for now instead of typing them. Grace’s history is focused on Native Americans for awhile, so museum things we have planned will come in handy as extra learning on that subject. Bethany has her math textbook, but no on-line access right now, so she’s just doing lessons to plug in later, it’s review of what we’ve already been doing for Algebra anyway. No music today, so it was very quiet downstairs.
I took Joel to the college to buy his EMT books and then got back home in time to get lunch ready and eat.
This afternoon we were meeting with some fellow Girl Scouts to sew blankets for Project Linus.
Hannah sorted squares and counted (I noticed she was counting by 5′s – good way to use a new skill) them out to 100 per stack. Grace put squares together by 2′s so they could be sewn into a row.
Bethany sewed a blanket top out of the squares (we were doing 2 kinds, ones from just the small squares and ones from larger squares.) I was afraid of the sewing machine – yes, I am a homeschooler and no, I can’t sew.
But, Chantel helped me out and look – a blanket top!
Here is one that was going together by Susie.
Here is M’s quilt out of small squares.
Grace loved the rainbow sides on this one and the colorful squares. I think Chantel said that there were about 20 blankets so far, not bad (we didn’t add to that number by much, but it was fun to help a little bit.) The blankets will be given out to fire victims and the Aurora victims that want them. It was fun and makes me almost want to get a sewing machine, but then who would come fix it when I screwed up the bobbin or messed up the needles?
Tomorrow we have some school, then a trip to the MCA and I think we’ll write our Tea Tuesday letters out on the balcony there, then we’re meeting with some friends to swim in the river downtown and maybe, just maybe, we’ll swing by Little man’s since it’s so close.